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  • Guests For Jan. 23 Actress, model and community activist Sallie Toussaint

    Guests For Jan. 23   Actress, model and community activist Sallie Toussaint
    Actress, model and community activist Sallie Toussaint -- a former "Miss USA" and "Miss Connecticut" -- has journeyed from Hartford's North End to New York City and Hollywood. She has scored minor roles in "The Sopranos" and "The Departed" and has been the face representing several major commercial products. ... The Weaver High School graduate, who studied at UConn, is a guest Sunday on "The Stan Simpson Show.'' ... An outspoken Hartford activist, Toussaint is bullish about the capital city she still calls home.
  • With governor's creation of Ferguson Commission, St. Louis faces a defining moment

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, Oct. 22: When a white fan of the St. Louis Rams tried to steal an American flag from a black Ferguson protester outside the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday, the image of the...

    Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters plan to hold a straw poll on government proposals they rejected earlier in the week as their street campaign pushing for democracy for the Chinese-controlled city entered its fifth week on Friday. With crowds...

    Hong Kong chief faces new calls to step down as protests continue

    Hong Kong chief faces new calls to step down as protests continue
    A key pro-establishment Hong Kong politician on Friday urged the territory’s chief executive to step down, saying people had lost their trust in the government and a failure to resign would only exacerbate societal divisions. With democracy...

    Chen Ziming dies at 62; activist jailed after Tiananmen protests

    Chen Ziming dies at 62; activist jailed after Tiananmen protests
    Twenty-five years after Chinese government tanks crushed the massive pro-democracy uprising in Tiananmen Square, an activist branded as one of the "black hands" behind the 1989 event has died in his Beijing home. Chen Ziming's death Tuesday was caused...